The Green Film Festival takes place at the UEA from Thursday 3rd May to Saturday 5th May. There are five film screenings, all free (booking needed) and other activities complementing these, which include…. workshops with me! There is a positive theme of hope through the festival, so the workshops developed for the Hope Calling project last year are a good fit. There will be two word forging workshops on Saturday – 12.15 – 12.50 pm and 3.15 – 3.50 pm between screenings of “Demain” and “Evolution of Organic”. After seeing a film perhaps you'd like to take 5 minutes for free-writing in response, then select a word or phrase to make in copper wire (from discarded power cables), you can also make a contribution on paper to the community poetry table. I will be there all day making words to assemble into poem-messages or for anyone else to compose their own contribution.
Here's a link to the Green Film Festival, http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/sustainability/events/gff-exhibition18 Takes place in the Enterprise Centre, there's Mustard cafe for refreshments, too.
I'm currently working on a commission from Recycle for Norfolk/Norfolk Waste Partnership, making a sculpture from waste plastic bottles. It will be taken to events, the first will be the One Planet Festival in the Forum, Norwich, Norfolk 9th & 10th June.
There's also the new Roots & Branches Festival, described as “a hand-crafted mini-festival to inspire community building activism from the grass roots” taking place Friday 15th - 17th June on the Norfolk-Suffolk border at Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre http://www.ringsfield-hall.co.uk/roots-and-branches . Last year I spent a week staying in the hermitage in the grounds of the hall, it is such a beautiful place with inspiring activities. There are bursaries available.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
If you wish to see other sculptures and installations by Karen Whiterod go to http://www.axisweb.org/p/karenwhiterod